layout problem I was having with my rainbow quilt. I really was about ready to just give up and turn it into two smaller donation quilts and be done with it. Thankfully, I received so many wonderful and creative ideas to finish my Rainbow Quilt top that would transform this awkward looking flimsy into a piece of beauty.
One of the things that I didn't see was an opportunity to make a quilt that I could really practice on to learn some techniques with my long arm machine. Previously, when I have made a quilt I always avoided large plain blocks and borders, particularly plain white ones, because I just didn't pay attention to the possibility of filling the spaces with quilting designs.
I have decided to go with the suggestion that I received from Audrey of Quilty Folk. Her suggestion was to remove one row of blocks and turn them into cornerstones with a white border to fit. I have removed one row of blocks and have started to remove the narrow outer border that encapsulated the blocks and sashing. I will be spending some time today with my seam ripper but I think it will be time well spent. I don't know how my quilting will look in those large empty border spaces, other than I am certain that it will look like a beginner did it, and that is okay because we all have to start at the beginning! It is such a pretty quilt and I know I will love it when I get it finished.